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Blog entry by zazz posted 1492 days ago 820 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Can someone tell me, where i can buy a decent set of lathe gouges, that will not take you to the poor house.
Please email me and let me know. Appreciate it. robanthony101@yahoo.com

-- BOB ANTHONY



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lew

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#1 posted 1492 days ago

I have been using Pinnacle from Woodcraft. They are not the most expensive and seem to hold an edge.

Lew

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Bob Simmons

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#2 posted 1492 days ago

Bob…Here are some basic lathe gouges that will get you started. They are a good set to get going with and not overly expensive. Hope this helps.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#3 posted 1492 days ago

If your just starting out at the lathe (like me), you’d be amazed at the dirt cheap knives you can get on ebay and online.

YES Lathe gods, I know they can be junk, but they do the job for us lathe newbs ;-)

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#4 posted 1491 days ago

I’ve had good luck with Benjanin’s Best Brand from P.S.I (Penn State Industrie’s) they are reasonably priced and good quality. I also use their Barracuda2 T/N Plated Special Edition Lathe Key Chuck System.
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/woodturning-tools.html

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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